Fall,Winter,Spring & Summer: Henry David Thoreau came to Maine in search of a deeper wilderness and a deeper understanding and he found it Why not retrace his steps by visiting your local library and reading his book, The Maine Woods. It just could inspire you to take a trip or two around the state in search of what he found. The book describes trips over an eleven year period in Thoreau’s lifetime. His works included visits to the northwoods and Moosehead Lakes Region, Mt Katahdin, The Allagash and East Branch. Some of his pathways have been retraced by the curious. Climbing Katahdin is a defining moment for Thoreau. He saw what real wilderness was and that’s in part why people want to go there after reading his book. What Thoreau wrote is as relevant today as it was 150 years ago. He had it right…”you see nature there in its full aspect, and it’s overwhelmingly beautiful”.